My Red Carpet Experience at the El Capitan Theatre #DisneyOzEvent

My Red Carpet Experience at the El Capitan Theatre


On February 13, 2013 I was one of 25 bloggers flown out to LA to attend the red carpet world premier of Oz the Great and Powerful at the El Capitan Theater. I had never attended an event like this one and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Our evening started with a gathering on the terrace at the The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, CA. Everyone looked so beautiful… it just added to the excitement of the night.


Photos of the red carpet, that was actually a yellow brick road, started filling my social media streams. This one in particular shows almost the full length of the “red carpet” area with the entrance at the end near the balloon. The anticipation was priceless! I neglected to take a photo, but we were let out on Hollywood Boulevard where the stars line the sidewalks… we were walking on stars!


We made a quick stop for a group photo on the Oscar’s staircase!!


In a matter of minutes we were across the street and were handed our tickets to the event.


The actual walking of the red, sorry… yellow brick road, was a quick blur. As soon as you walk up to it you hear tons of photographers shouting the stars names and flashes popping right and left. See the gentleman in the suit in the photo on the left? There were several men lining the walk way herding us along booming “Move along!”. I managed to snap 3 somewhat intelligible shots. Starting with the photo on the left, find the black arrow. The cream colored blur that it’s pointing to… that’s Mila Kunis (Theadora). The center photo is Michelle Williams (Glinda) and the third photo is of Wayne Brady. He isn’t in the movie, but walked the carpet to attend the screening.


The center photo above was quickly taken at the end of the road right before we entered the theater. The balloon in the background was a marvelous touch to the entire event.

Michelle Williams Premiere Walt Disney Pictures wa7oZdI9bz6l

I later found a shot online of me as bokeh in the background of Michelle Williams photo. I am sure there are a few more out there, but I’ve yet to find them.


Once I was finally settled into my seat I was able to take in the grandeur of the entire place and event.


I could feel the history as I sat there, the organist on stage was the cherry on top. At the end of his final piece the organ and organist sank into the stage through a trap door and the show began.

 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL will play at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA from March 8th – April 30th in Disney Digital 3D and Real D 3D

For the First 3 weeks only (March 8 – 31) See “Disney Mysteries of Magic” live on stage!  Be dazzled by the artistry of illusion in a magical showcase.  See our expert wizard perform mystical magical illusions before your very eyes!

· Plus, see an exclusive display of costumes from the movie from March 8 – April 30.

· For tickets call 1 (800) DISNEY6 or visit


It was a beyond incredible once in a lifetime experience that I am forever grateful to have experienced. Many thanks to the wonderful people at Disney that coordinated this blogging event!!!

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for interviews with the cast, reviews and more!

Updated as they are posted:

Interview with Michelle Williams | Glinda From Oz the Great and Powerful



Disclosure: My trip was sponsored by Disney. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. It was an amazing trip & I am so glad I got a chance to meet you!

    • I’m so glad I met you, too, Ellen!!! Just remember what Zippy and I were trying to pound into your head :). If you reach for it, I bet it’s yours!

  2. Sounds like an awesome trip and night. Almost like going to a Ball. So glad you got to go and enjoy the whole trip. Can’t wait to hear more as you post more about it.

  3. Mer says

    What a fun trip! I love the yellow brick road instead of a red carpet!

  4. It was such a fun experience and I’m glad I got to meet you. One more day would have been nice. I didn’t get to ‘hang out’ enough with everyone.

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